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Erik Woodhouse is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Division for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. In that position, he oversees the Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation and the Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures.

Before rejoining the State Department, Mr. Woodhouse was an attorney advising clients on compliance with U.S. sanctions and anti-money laundering rules and regulations. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for International Affairs at the Treasury Department, where he worked on matters across IA’s international economic policy portfolio. Before Treasury, Mr. Woodhouse served as an attorney-adviser with the Office of the Legal Adviser at the State Department, first covering human rights and refugee affairs, and then treaty affairs. Earlier in his career, he was an associate in the project finance and litigation practices at a global law firm, a clerk for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and a researcher at the Program on Energy & Sustainable Development at Stanford University.

Mr. Woodhouse received his B.A. from Emory University and J.D. from Stanford Law School.

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